So very true. I can't wait for a couple of seagrass mats to get here so I can work on a playstand for the birds. There's nothing better than watching your bird have fun with a toy. I would do this every week! I'm a crafty person and love my fids, put these together to make things for the birds and I'm a happy girl. My birds don't really scream, but they can be loud at times. For some reason, I like to hear them squawk and make noise. And Skittles and I like to "chat" with each other. He will chirp in a certain tune and I will whistle back with the same tune. Then he will chirp back again. I love when he does this.